Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I set out to do about a 5 miler - I did a slight variation on a newer loop that I had tried about 2 weeks ago. That loop was 5.7 and I cut it down today...it ended up being 4.8 once I mapmyrun.com'ed it :) I really need to get my hands on one of those Garmins. Or at least a regular watch.
But back to the skirt. I really did love it. The only thing I can say is that I did notice a little chub rub, which wasn't a problem today, but I can see how on longer runs it may be. Oh well, that's what the BodyGlide is for! I didn't take pics today, but the next time I wear it, I will be sure to capture my after workout glow!
PS - Tomorrow (June 30) is the LAST DAY for FREE SHIPPING on running scrapbook items at my Etsy shop. You can check out all the cute running scrapbook layouts and running race bib scrapbooks HERE.
Have a great Wednesday tomorrow!!
Monday, June 28, 2010
The winner of a $15 gift card to my Etsy shop, from Bobbie at 2010 Journey in Running's giveaway is H Love. Congrats! Can't wait to see what you pick out!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, for Father's Day, we took a little trip to a nearby state park that has a great new playground. Here are the boys playing on the swings
And last but not least - we have peas in our garden! I've been picking about one or two each day, but today when we went outside, there were a ton ready to be picked! Stephen loves them - he really is my little "veggie monster!"
The peas we picked today. I have been saving plastic strawberry, blueberry, and cherry tomato containers to put my veggies in when I pick them.
Stephen eating some more peas! I gave him his own container to put peas in when we picked them, but they didn't last long!!!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
On a running note, I have yet to get a run in this week. The little guy has been sick, so I didn't get out Monday or Tuesday. Wednesday I stayed home from work with him and figured I would take him out in the jogger for a little mid-morning "rest" for him. WRONG. Hubby had the jogger in his car at work. So I hooked up the bike trailer and we went for a short ride. Today I went into work for 7am (not getting up and running before THAT!!) and then just got back from MIL's bday dinner. Whew. I WILL RUN TOMORROW. I am hoping to get my butt out of bed early for 3 or 4 miles. Otherwise, I'm going to be pushing the jogger in the 90 degree heat and humidity!!!
I love when you start to open it that you see these cute little eyes peeking out at you!
It works as an all-in-one gift: birthday card meets picture frame meets cute pic of the grandson to put on the desk! So easy to make AND I'm using leftover pieces - double bonus! Hmmmm...you may be seing these on Etsy in the future! Stay tuned!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Have a great day!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Can you tell these guys love tractors???
When we found the John Deere stickers in the craft store last week, I knew right away what Papa was going to get for Father's Day!
I am also proud to announce that Bobbie over at 2010 Journey in Running is hosting a giveaway featuring my scrapbooks! Go on over to her site HERE and check it out - you can get a chance to win a $15 credit toward my ETSY shop!And here we go again, another round of double ear infections! Running was put on the back burner the past 2 days because of a sick little guy. I already am planning on getting out for around a 4 miler early tomorrow morning, and hope to do the same on Thursday and Friday. Let's hope for no rain!!!!!
Happy Wednesday everyone :)
Sunday, June 13, 2010
As a family, we have been trying to eat healthier - less packaged, preservative-filled food - and replacing it with more natural stuff. This has been challenging, yet fun. I have found some awesome websites to follow with great recipes. It definitely takes some time and planning, but we are enjoying it! One of the blogs that I follow, Heavenly Homemakers, is offering a giveaway for an EBook called Snacks to Go. You can check out her review HERE and enter the giveaway.
Two scrapbooks are in the plans for this week - one for my mother-in-law's bday and the other for my Dad for Father's Day. Stay tuned to see the finished pics!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Friday, June 11, 2010
In my last post, I mentioned the plan that I had come up with for working out since I don't have any upcoming big races. I just want to say I am very glad that I wrote it down because it forced me to get out and do a quick 3 miles before dinner tonight!!! Ahhh the things we are accountable for once they are in writing! :)
Have a great weekend everyone!
PS - only 1 more mile puts me at 200 miles since March!!!!!!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
So I decided I needed to come up with a PLAN - something in writing that will help me keep my workouts in check and maintain the weightloss, as well as keeping up the endurance, that I just got with training for this last half. I didn't want anything too crazy, but I knew that I just needed to come up with something that is reasonable for me to stick with! It's nothing fancy, but hopefully by posting it on the blog, it will help keep me accountable :)
Here it is (don't get too excited now!):
*RUNNING: 3 - 4 days/week, consisting of 2 - 3 shorter runs (3 - 4 miles each) and one longer run (5 - 6 miles). This is a very reasonable goal for me and will also help to keep a good base for when I start to train for my next half.
*CROSS TRAINING: 1 - 2 days/week, consisting of biking, walking, hiking, or chasing a 21-month old around the playground.....hmmmm it should count, right???
*STRENGTH TRAINING: I would love to say 2 - 3 times per week, but for now I'm going to say 1 time per week and try to build from there.
*YOGA/PILATES: 1 time/week. I used to do Pilates all the time and LOVED it, but have slacked off lately. I also have just started to do some Yoga DVDs and it feels AWESOME after a long run.
Well there it is. Written down. Organized. Measurable. I have a running log book where I keep track of all of my runs (besides DailyMile) and I think I will sit down at the beginning of the week to plan out which day I am going to do what.
Any thoughts? What works well to keep you motivated between races???
Have a great day!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
This past weekend I had a PR in a 5K, so that helped get me excited and I had an AWESOME 4 mile run on Monday morning. I felt great the whole time I was out there, I was excited to have gotten up early while my boys were still sleeping, and it was a gorgeous morning. I was hoping that this excitement would motivate me to come up with a written training plan. It didn't.
But today I went to the mailbox and what was there? My GOLITE HYDROCLUTCH that I won over at Running Diva Mom's blog (along w/2 Gu packets!). I AM SO EXCITED!!!! Not only is this my first win in the blog world, but after running the half in the heat and humidity a few weeks ago, I knew that I was going to need to look into some sort of hydration gadget. I was thinking about running 3 or 4 tomorrow morning (remember, no written training plan, so I just kinda go with it!) but now that I received my handly little clutch, I just mapped out a 5.3 mile loop and set my alarm for 5:45am!!!
Now if only I can get myself to WRITE DOWN and PLAN my runs...or maybe I just need to sign up for another race....
Sunday, June 6, 2010
The pages without mats will be for her race bibs and the other mats will be for her pictures and/or writing about her journey becoming a runner!
If you are interested in a RUNNING RACE SCRAPBOOK to document your accomplishments or one to store your race bibs, please feel free to contact me at Laurak1228 at yahoo dot com or visit my ETSY page HERE. FREE SHIPPING on all RUNNING related scrapbooks for the month of JUNE at my Etsy site!
Thanks for looking! Laura Elaine
Saturday, June 5, 2010
So here it is:
You can check out Road ID's website HERE to see the great items they offer. Or click HERE to have the code already added to your cart. ENJOY!!! :)
Friday, June 4, 2010